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Get a Card

Applying for a library card is easy! You'll need current and valid ID with photo, name and address (driver's license / state identification card) and just a little bit of time to fill out a borrower's application. Minors will need a parent or legal guardian present to sign the application and be listed as the responsible party. Legal guardians must provide proof (via copy of court order). You can also sign up for a card online through our catalog. Just click "Sign Up" in the upper right corner and follow the steps.


Budget for Fiscal Years 2023-2024 and 2024-2025


Security Camera Policy

Freedom of Information Act

Freedom of Information Act Summary

Library Services

Hotspot Lending Policy

Library of Things Lending Policy

Patron Behavior Policy

Children and Vulnerable Adults in the Library Policy

Computer and Internet Policy

Violations Policy

Public Comment

Virtual Meetings and Remote Meeting Attendance

Background Check Policy

Volunteers Policy

Lost and Found Policy

Stay tuned for more.


Closures & Special Hours


November 27th, 2024

Closed at 5pm

December 24th, 2024


December 25th, 2024


December 31st, 2024

Closed at 5pm



For weather or power-related closings, please listen to WMIC (660 AM) or visit Sanilac Broadcasting. The library's Facebook page will also have relevant closing information.


Library Director

Jennifer Kisbany

Library Board

The six members of the Library Board of Trustees are elected by voters residing in the Village of Deckerville.

Pursuant to statute, library board members are responsible for approving the expenditures of all funds credited to the Library, adopting an annual budget for the library, appointing a library director and setting policies regarding the use of the Library. The board also has the responsibility to see that adequate funding is provided and to adopt short and long-range plans for the library's future growth and development.


Current Board Members
David West President
Brian Kartanys Vice President
William Eden
Karen Bennett Secretary
Susan Watts Trustee
Debbie Salowitz Trustee


Pursuant to the Open Meetings Act, library board meetings are always open to the public and are held in the library at 7 p.m. - unless otherwise posted.

2024 Board Meeting Schedule
January 2
February 5
March 4
April 1
May 6
June 3
July 1
August 5
September 3
October 7
November 4
December 2

Library History

The building where the Deckerville Public Library is housed had a prior life as an Episcopal Church built in 1880. It was a prefabricated building that came by ship and then was transported via wagons to the present site.


In December of 1923 at the Women's Club meeting, a motion was made to establish a library for the village of Deckerville. Consequently, a meeting of the Board of Managers was held at the Farmer's State Bank of Deckerville on July 21, 1924. The meeting was called to order by the president, Mrs. George B. Forrester with eight members present. Mrs. Clement made a motion that the library be called "The Deckerville Public Library" and Mrs. McClusky seconded the motion. A corporation was formed with $326.31 in the treasury and Deckerville Public Library was officially formed.


The group voted and agreed to pay the Diocese of Michigan $250.00 for the Episcopal Church and the lot in which it sits. The Women's Club invited the Hypatian Club to join them in the establishment of the library. Together they worked at raising funds and by year's end they had 300 books for the library's collection.


The corporation lasted for a total of 21 years and then it was proposed that the library be turned over to the Village of Deckerville to be used for at least 25 years. At the November 5th Village Council meeting in 1945, the terms and conditions were accepted and on August 15, 1946 the library corporation was dissolved and thus the library became village property.


In 1966, the library underwent renovations and four years later, in 1970, the building's exterior was clad in white aluminum siding. Landscaping was added in 1972.


Eight years later, in 1980, an addition which was designed in the same style as the original church structure was built onto the east-side of the building. This addition nearly tripled the size of the library and allowed for the library's collection to significantly expand.



In 1999, Deckerville Public Library became fully automated with a computerized system. July of 2005, Deckerville Public Library went live on MeLCat and began participating in statewide interlibrary loan.


During August 2014, the library's carpeting was replaced which required the entire collection to be boxed up and the shelving units dismantled. The library reopened a week later with new carpeting and all of the books returned to the shelves. It was a BIG project, but thanks to a fabulous crew of volunteers, many hands made light work!


In May 2015, Deckerville Public Library went live with a new library management system (Apollo by Biblionix) which provides online access to the library's catalog and patron accounts.





We are always grateful for a little extra help! Most volunteers will not interact with the public, but there are still many activities you could assist us with. Please read our Volunteers and Background Check policies above and email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for a Volunteer Application.